Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, incarcerated for more than 10 years since 1989, and following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi (India) and Nelson Mandela (South Africa), is leading one of the great non-violent political struggles of our time in Myanmar in South East Asia. Her role is an example for the terrorists who unlease violence to achieve their political aim. One step forward, two steps back. That sums up the approach of the ruling military junta in Myanmar. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Ms. Suu Kyi, is an icon of democracy on the world stage. The NLD swept the last general elections under the junta rule in 1990 which were promptly annulled by the junta. Senior General Than Shwe and his military colleagues continue to rule Myanmar with an iron hand. They have shown scant regard for international public opinion, or even the ‘friendly counsel’ of South East Asian neighbours.